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comment Is it possible to environmentally offset long-distance air travel?
Hansen's a known crook. He says it, it's propaganda, and factually incorrect.
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comment Is it possible to downgrade a business/first class flight to economy without the ticket purchaser knowing?
@Flimzy the entire "carbon footprint" thingy is nonsense, and thus irrelevant.
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comment Can I take my disassembled desktop computer on a flight from Turkey to the UK? (some new regulations)
"I can't afford to waste time giving explanations to police all day for nothing on either the Turkish or British side." tell that to a customs officer and they'll make sure you're going to be there all day doing just that.
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comment I-94W visa ? ESTA?
ESTA is NOT the VWP, remember that!
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comment If a baby is born mid-flight, what happens visa-wise for them when they land in a foreign country, sans-passport?
@MarkMayo no doubt the fees involved in stamping the paperwork are a big reason for it...
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comment Can you be legally bumped or taken off a flight AFTER boarding?
my dad was once removed from a flight after the doors had closed. Gate was reattached, police came on board, and took him away. This was in Hungary during the cold war, he was suspected of being an American spy because of the massive number of US entry stamps in his passport...
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comment Can Somebody travel with their gun internationally?
asault weapons? pistols and revolvers... And no, he'd never have got those licenses had his medical status been known, and had it been reported he'd have lost them.
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comment What are police procedures in France when the victim is a traveler
@Relaxed if the police in his country are looking for the man, and hear he's in France, they'll try to get him extradited, which would get the French police involved. It's the scenario Gayot hints at.
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comment A legal way to carry a gun in Turkey as a foreigner
Based on @DumbCoder's commented link, I'd guess that you can forget about taking your gun or your armed goons to Turkey. Of course you could always try to get Turkish permits and import and export licenses before you go, but good luck getting those when you're not a resident.
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comment Additional cabin handbag on flights
@AndrewFerrier I've only ever had something like gate check in Europe once, and that bag ended up in the crew coat cabinet, together with strollers and a few crutches of other passengers, was returned on disembarcation.
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comment What are police procedures in France when the victim is a traveler
@Relaxed maybe, but if the police initiate the contact because they have someone in custody and need to talk to her as a witness, the hospital has little recourse but to cooperate. And if this is played as an extradition request to the French police, that'd likely be the procedure.
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comment Travel with a hula hoop by low-cost airlines
@pnuts it's oversize. It may not weigh much of anything but that doesn't matter. Any excuse to charge you is one they jump at. Best way is to not take it with you but just buy one at your destination and sell or throw it away when going home. They're cheap enough it's not worth the trouble trying to get it onto an airliner. In a pinch, just buy a piece of plastic pipe from a DIY store and make one on the spot. It's what many people used for hola hoops in the 1980s...
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comment What are police procedures in France when the victim is a traveler
@DumbCoder my first thought as well, but the mention of a person known by the recipient of the message to be liable to end up in such situations makes it more believable (though of course that "friend" may well be involved in the scam, only way to find out is to have a consular officer visit that hospital and check).
Aug
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comment International travel with parrots
@Szabolcs many countries restrict what animal species you're allowed to take out or bring into that country (either alive or dead, sometimes differences between living and dead animals of the same species even). And for animals that are legal, you may or may not a special import or export license (or a license to own them). Whether that applies to your situation I can't tell, but it bears keeping in mind, don't want to end up at customs and have your pets impounded and yourself arrested...
Aug
19
comment Is there an obligation to renew a small child's passport before its expiry date?
@DavidRicherby mine contains biometrics data as well. Fingerprint and retina scan that is.
Aug
19
comment How to leave Hong Kong International Airport by foot
@JoeBlow 4 hour stopover, 2 hours to walk back and forth (more if you're not a fast walker), 2 hours for security clearing total, half an hour to find your gate, that's more than 4 hours, and you still haven't seen anything except that bridge...
Aug
19
comment Is there an obligation to renew a small child's passport before its expiry date?
@tobyink arrest those parents for allowing their baby to grow up! ;)
Aug
19
comment Is there an obligation to renew a small child's passport before its expiry date?
@DavidRicherby there's a difference between an adult getting a new haircut and a baby growing into a 4 year old...
Aug
19
comment Can I carry a ceramic knife in the cabin baggage?
in fact that knife may well land you an arrest for possession of an illegal weapon, depending on the country you're in.
Aug
18
comment Why does TSA security vary so much for different airports?
@thinlyveiledquestionmark they may do the prescreening anyway, whether you asked for it or not.